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CRJ208 Critical Issues in Criminal Justice - Roesler: Web Resources

About the Internet

Researching on the Web

The Internet is enormous. There are billions of resources Online. Finding the information you need takes time, patience, and understanding. First, you must understand what information is available Online, and how to access it. Google is arguably the largest search engine available. It searches millions of Websites, and yet it searches less than 10% of the information available Online. Before starting your research Online, take time to think about your topic and the kind of information you need. You may find that the best information for your research may come from books, or articles.

Publishing information to the Interent is very easy. Anyone can publish anything they like, and there are no guidelines or review processes. Because of this, you want to be sure to evaluate the information you find.

Government Websites

Some government websites are excellent online resources to use for research in the area of Criminal Justice. Here is a listing of sites you may find helpful when conducting your research.

 The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) 

National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS)

National Institute of Justice (NIJ)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)